Theatre’s “Dear White People” probes meaning of resistance through artists of color

Not to be confused with the TV series, the fourth "Dear White People" at Theatre Off Jackson centers the voices and viewpoints of theater artists of color.
Nov 15, 2017

Opinion: Our Seattle School Board needs to do right by students and families

Data shows clear disadvantages for Seattle students of color and English language learners. Time for the Seattle School Board to step up.
Nov 5, 2017

After outcry on police accountability, does it play a role in Sheriff’s race?

After a summer of community outcry on police shooting accountability, where do the Sheriff's candidates stand?
Nov 2, 2017

Mexico City Day of the Dead parade honors earthquake victims, rescuers

Hundreds of thousands of Mexicans gather in the wake of two devastating earthquakes to celebrate Día de Muertos with colorful costumes and parade floats.
Oct 31, 2017

Young immigrants reflect on the end of DACA

For these young immigrants, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program brought validation, stability and opportunity.
Oct 25, 2017

Self-care as a form of resistance

In the current political and social climate, my thoughts turned not to surrender, but survival — and the necessity of prioritizing one's own well-being.
Jul 31, 2017

The necessity of black joy

A dance party at Othello Park created a space to celebrate and experience black joy amidst times of conflict.
Jul 18, 2017

Searching for a greater interfaith understanding

How much misinformation do we carry about communities we don’t interact with? A writer reflects on her own missed opportunities — and how to do better.
Jun 6, 2017

Identifying as an adoptee and an immigrant

Adoptees face a unique struggle to understand who they are. In the current political climate, one adoptee reevaluates what it means to be an immigrant.
May 31, 2017

Hate crimes bring anxiety, action for South Asians

Crimes targeting South Asians are happening at rates comparable to post-9/11 panic after dipping over the past decade, sparking anxiety in Asian communities
Apr 26, 2017

Asian Americans question if race played a role in United Airlines incident

Some have questioned whether ethnicity — and the Asian model minority myth — played a role in how United Airlines forcibly removed passenger David Dao.
Apr 14, 2017

Shooting of Sikh man in Kent investigated as possible hate crime

A witness told police that a man allegedly told the victim to "go back home" before shooting him. The victim is recovering.
Mar 6, 2017
International Students should start thinking about OPT long before graduation. (Photo by UW Admissions / Kathrine Katherine B. Turner)

Who’s afraid of international students?

Complaints about "bad English" grow as universities enroll more students from abroad. But are there other reasons we're afraid of international students?
Feb 27, 2017

Documentarian duo “UNCODE” Black Seattle

UNCODE is a labor of love of wife and husband filmmakers Myisa and Ali Graham, both Columbia City residents and southern transplants to the Emerald City.
Feb 23, 2017
Aaron Cayko has attended the Idris mosque for five years. (Photo by Julia-Grace Sanders)

The doors are wide open at Northgate’s Idris Mosque

Hosting the mayor's State of the City address was just one element of an "open-door" policy that has helped Idris Mosque in Northgate build trust and solidarity with the broader community.
Feb 21, 2017

How Bellevue businessmen who stoked fears benefited after Japanese American incarceration

Eastside businessmen who stoked anti-Japanese and anti-immigrant sentiment benefited most when Bellevue's Japanese American community was incarcerated.
Feb 19, 2017

Raucous protests at the 37th District Democrats meeting: Two views

The 37th District Democrats meeting Monday ended in a shouting match, sexist comments and complaints of racial bias. What happened?
Feb 17, 2017
Japanese Americans walk down the Bainbridge Islan ferry dock to catch a special ferry to Seattle for mass removal in 1942. (Photo courtesy of the Museum of History & Industry)

History of Japanese American incarceration finds modern parallel

Reflections on the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 — what happened to Japanese Americans in World War II has become even more relevant in 2017.
Feb 14, 2017
Seattle Quaker community members and peace activists visited the Islamic Center of Federal Way last Ramadan in a show of solidarity and support. Here Megan Fair of CAIR-WA stands with Imam Bazi and Shabbir Ahmed. (Photo by Alex Garland)

How to be a Muslim ally in the Trump era

With every new hate crime and spike in anti-Muslim rhetoric, fear and uncertainty in our community grows. You can help by being a strong Muslim ally.
Feb 1, 2017

This is not a test

The U.S. has a history of persecution and unlawful detention of minority residents. That's why Japanese Americans should stand up for Muslims today.
Jan 30, 2017